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to show to police if they pull to you over. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> -- if they pull you over janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> we have an accident 580 westbound and it apparently has gotten worse and needs to be fixed right away. do expect construction crews out there today. right now we are looking at the bay point pittsburgh area and it is looking good as you make your way towards concord. highway 24 this is at the 680 split, traffic is looking good in all directions here. 237, this is near milpitas, and a you make the drive towards sunny veil, no delays, let's check in with mark. >>> we are checking in and we are trying to track all those fast moving rain showers. there is a little activity up towards cape mendocino and there is a chance of a few sprinkles up towards mendocino county. we have a few clouds in napa, san jose 42 and upper 40s at 48. this morning mostly cloudy skies, upper 40s this afternoon, partly cloudy skies in the low-to-mid 50s. we'll see a big batch of clouds and we have a dry weather forecast for your thur
seems to be at least back to normal as well, janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> many people are getting a white christmas, they are trying to help keep the roads clear over the holiday break. [ technical difficulties, stand by ] >> we will all get home and we will have these awesome memories. >>> good attitude. more snow is expected in the sierra but if he need but if but if you need to, you can do so. >>> stores are more likely to be busy today. across the country we have a tiny percentage which they admit they may have to find someplace to wrap up their holiday week ken's. >>> the church is serving special christmas eve lunches. it starts in about two hours and prime rib is on the list today. more than 1,000 people are expected for both breakfast and lunch. >>> and for the curbside donation drive, they are collecting 500 hams to feed 400,000 people tomorrow. they are starting at 9:00 a.m. on golden gate avenue. >>> i can't imagine the work traffic too heavy but maybe the mall traffic, how is it looking out there. >> they are staying open 24 hours. i do want to poin
to ktvu channel 2 morning news' janine de la vega, she is live at the scene and will give us details, jeanine? >>> we are right at the los gatos border and you can see behind me fire trucks and police cars. >> reporter: they are surrounded around building and we just saw the property owners are asking firefighters what is going onment all we know is there is a fire and we can see and smell the smoke. it is unclear what type of equipment is in there and we are told there was some sort of garage and vehicles in there burning. we can't see any flames but just a lot of smoke and we have not gotten word from the fire department and we will remain here on the scene to get more information as soon as it becomes available. reporting live janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> transit agencies are banding together to put escalators out of service. they are trying to find ways to keep the escalators moving. a wide variety wants to keep them moving. bart has 179 added escalators and in june a record 28 of them are were out -- were out of service. >>> they are leaking for something t
from palo alto, janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> we do have good news. state highway 4 was shut down for a time last night due to rocks and a downed power line. fremont is also back open after being shut down due to floods caused by a clogged storm drain. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news reporter allie rasmus is live at fso reporting significant delays. >> reporter: things are a lot better and we just checked with the duty manager. there is no rain, no low clouds but it is expected to be a busy travel day. take a look behind us, you can see the cars and vehicles pulling up to the curbs as they move from the parking shuttle and people are getting ready to arrive into the airport as the they check into their flight. 1 20,000 last minute holiday travelers are expected to pass through today. last night at fso it was a different story with a one to two hour departure and especially flights coming in from the west coast of denver and that was of course because of all the stormy weather we had yesterday. 81 flights were canceled and today it was a different story but at least
of the crimes are related. janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> time now 6:06, police are clarifying statements about the weekend stabbing of a boy near a holiday celebration. it happened saturday night not far from the christmas celebration downtown. a spokesperson said police may not investigate the stabbing and that it was just one more added to the pile. the police spokesperson said now he meant that gang detectives would -- detectives would not be called in on their days off and he added all would be called in despite the heavy workloads. >>> and they are looking for a missing man who disappeared saturday. he was last seen working on his tugboat which was docked. he may possibly have fallen overboard. now search teams from salon know -- salvano and contra costa will join in a new search. >>> this stems from the columbus day protest on october 6th. the d.a. wants to see demonstrators tweets along with photos from other twitter users who followed them. twitter has not said whether they are willing to hand over that information. >>> with the fist fiscal -- fiscal cli
and clearly that did not happen here. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> let's go back over to sal and check in on the early commute, hey, sal. >>> hey, pam, we are off to a decent start and we are doing well on the major roads and i want to mention it is looking good, if you are coming in on the vallejo area, it has been a nice drive with no major problems. we have no major problems there and i want to mention something near the avenue. there is word of an accident and police are on the way to check it out. if you are driving, northbound 280 traffic looks good all the way up into the valley, northbound 101 and 285. >>> coming down from the coast, i think a lot of this is being helped to support the ocean temperatures compared to the inland temperatures which are notably warmer. there is some dry air inland keep an eye on things, we are not much in the way of showers. 30s and 40s, about 15 degrees colder and the coldness will not arrive until noon. it is going to be a colder and breezy day and we are in between systems. a very strong system came in and today is the colder d
stadium is being marked with a special ceremony. ktvu's janine de la vega joins us live to explains the signature of the structural steel landmark. good afternoon, janine. >> reporter: right behind me you can see what this $1.2 billion stadium looks like. it's pretty massive. in four months, look how much progress has been made. today, the last two beams at the very top of the stadium will be put in. let's take a live look from a camera that gives you sort of a different angle from the stadium where you can see what the -- what the structure really looks like, all of the cranes and the construction equipment inside there. now, in about two and a half hours, a ceremony will be held here to celebrate a construction milestone. this is one of the two beams that's been painted gold and will be hoisted up 200 feet in the air and placed at the very highest point of the stadium. once the beams are put into place, the entire framework will be complete. construction workers began this process in july, lifting 50 pieces of steel every day. today, the 49ers' management, players, staff, city off
and pam. >>> we do begin with breaking news at a fire. ktvu channel 2 reporter janine de la vega joins us now from the scene. janine de la vega is down there at the scene. we will check in with her in a moment. >>> meantime oakland police are searching for the person who abandoned a stolen truck caught fire causing a nearby fire to also go up in flames. and ktvu channel 2 reporter lorraine blanco is there with more information on who was injured and video of the huge flames. lorraine. >> reporter: good morning. investigators are looking for the person who started that fire and they are also looking for the person who stole that vehicle. you can see behind me the amount of wreckage left here this morning. we also notice there are security cameras out here. police will be checking that out. firefighters arrived just after midnight to find the car fully engulfed. they called it two alarms just after 1:00 a.m. here. there was one person inside the building during that fire. >> it was a security guard that was inside. our crews brought hem out. he was treated for smoke inhalation and transport
south white and story roads. ktvu's janine de la vega has exclusive video about what was found inside and how neighbors are responding. >> reporter: police walked out of this home with boxes of evidence early this morning. officers were originally called here at around 3:00 when a neighbor thought the house was being burglarized after seeing the garage door open and people loading up cars with pro property. instead, this is what police found. we were allowed inside and obtained exclusive video of the harvested plants. in all,00 were discovered -- 300 were discovered. >> they had a ventilation system, a light system, beyond anything i've seen in my experience. a water filtration system. >> reporter: police say when they arrived, no one was home and the front door was opened. investigators determined no ones lived here because the house was professionally modified to grow marijuana. chemical jugs were found in the bathroom. one officer started to feel fill. firefighters were called in. they determined it was fertilizer. neighbors were stunned. >> we have a 5-week-old and to have this ac
for nearly 5700 children are being passed out in san jose. ktvu's janine de la vega is live at sacred heart community service with parents who have been standing in line braving the cold waiting for the special moment. >> reporter: i here -- we are here in the toy room. parent, are being cycled in here every half-hour. we've seen a lot of smiles because parents feel a weight has been lifted off their choice. ♪ jingle bells, jingle bells >> reporter: it's a festive atmosphere. these volunteers are acting as santa's elfs and taking parents in the toy room. some of these parents are unemployed. others work but are on a tight budget. joanne and her husband waited overnight so they could be among the first to see if they could pick gifts. >> i want to pick the right toy for her and want her to be happy. i'm excited and feel like a kid in that -- in a store. >> reporter: to make it easier on the parents, toys were sectioned off. it was an overwhelming task for some who were used to worrying about price tags. >> it's a luxury for many families. weigh to make sure we -- we want to make sure we br
to warn people here about the spike in crime. reporting live from morgan hill, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, janine. >>> there are new details about the two victims of a brutal san francisco crime. the two were found bound and gagged and seriously injured in the middle of a bayview district street sunday night. the man was unconscious at the time and died at the hospital. this morning he was identified as 26-year-old steven reed. there's no word yet on the woman's identity but we also heard this morning that she is expected to survive. police have not released any details about their injuries and they are hoping to talk to the woman about what happened. >> the man accused of kidnapping and killing sierra lamar is scheduled to be back in court tomorrow. yesterday, a judge approved an amendment to attach the lamar case to three other crimes. prosecutors say that he also tried to kidnap three different women from a safeway parking lot in 2009. tomorrow, garcia-torres is expected to enter a plea in both cases. >>> tonight, a mow were you ga school district plans to
processing the scone for the next couple of hours. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, janine. >>> there are new developments today in efforts to keep the country from going over the fiscal cliff at midnight. president obama addressed the nation and said a resolution is within sight. kyla campbell joins us from washington with the issues that still remain unresolved good afternoon, kyla. >> reporter: david, i just got off the phone with senate officials and they say there's no word yet on a possible vote today. with the hours ticking away, president obama came out to say a deal is in sight but it's not yet complete. vice president joe biden took over negotiations with mitch mcconnell yesterday after talks stalled between senate leaders. now, mcconnell said just minutes ago he wants to move forward on the tax offer and the latest democratic offer is to raise taxes on households making more than $450,000 a year. but there's still disagreements about spending cuts. >> that has been a good faith negotiation. we all want to protect tax payers. and can get it done now. >> we
janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a woman accused in a fatal hit and run crash in san francisco expected in court today to enter a plea. police say 23-year-old gina uness was drunk when she hit a group of people. a 56-year-old woman was knocked down a hillside and she was killed. she is being held on $2 million bail. her lawyer says she had been studying to become a police officer before that crash. >>> it is 6:06. three people are recovering in the hospital after a car crashed into a concord funeral home. it happened yesterday afternoon at the concord funeral chapel on clayton road. it appears two teens were racing when they lost control and crashed their car into the building. >> literally five seconds after i had entered the side room we heard what we thought was an earthquake and turned around and saw the car careen through the front of the building. >> the teens were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. a 66-year-old man who was inside the building has a broken leg. police interviewed a second driver that may have been racing the teens but not made an arrest yet. >>
janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a stolen truck burst into flames overnight and then the fire spread to a nearby commercial building. it happened just after midnight on claire street in oakland. ktvu channel 2 reporter lorraine blanco is live with the very latest on the police investigation into the fire that sent one person to the hospital. dramatic flames too. lorraine. >> reporter: yeah. those flames were dramatic. the owner of the building was out here this morning. he was surveying the damage. he says he's still in shock. we can see quite a mess here this morning. there is an insurance company out here. they will be boarding this up later today on the corner of claire street and railroad avenue. here's a look at the huge flames you were talking about. this is exclusive video you will only see on 2. that prompted the battalion chief to call two alarms just before 1:00 a.m.. a security guard was inside. he suffered smoke inhalation but expected to be okay this morning. neighbors credit firefighters for saving their neighborhood early this morning. >> there was flames shooti
today to fix this problem. reporting live, janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> it is on skyline boulevard and pinehurst road. the mudslide left quite a bit of debris including roxanne tree branches -- rocks and tree branches. this eucalyptus tree was ripped out of the ground at a condo development and nobody was injured but one of the cars were totaled and the other was seriously damaged. >>> we should let you know one of the post offices in the area just closed their doors and they will not reopen until wednesday. some people got in ahead of the christmas eve noon closure. many were overnighting packages to get them their by christmas. post offices will be closed a week from tomorrow for new year's day. >>> procrastinating shoppers like myself will probably be hitting the malls getting those last minute gifts, tara, how is it looking out there? >> reporter: well the clock is ticking for those of you who have not bought their tickets and there still are some lines out here. it is not as crowded as it was yesterday. we are here at the shopping center where a couple of tears were
, if they fall below the poverty line the manufacturer would help cover the cost. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> it may be dry where you are at but you can expect that to change. let's take a live look outside, cloudy, cold, rain in the forecast for later today. it is not expected to be the downpour like last week, meteorologist steve paulson will be here to tell us about that. >>> the district attorney's office is investigating two separate police shootings, the lastest hatched last night at a gas station near 880 in el cerrito, officers were called there at 6:40 and saw a man pistol-whip a woman, two officers opened fire, the suspect was taken to the hospital where he was reported in critical condition. no one else was hurt. >>> authorities have released the identity of a 22-year-old man shot and killed by walnut creek police officers yesterday morning. the officers said anthony banta, jr. was armed when they responded to a 911 call at the diablo point apartments 3:30 thursday morning and had no choice but to shoot him. he was pronounced dead at the scene. the officers are on paid l
on the scene blocking off the fire. reporting live from campbell, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, janine. >>> we're back on stormwatch. more rain is moving in today. it will soak the already saturated soil. because we're getting wind, too, we could see trees topple over. rosemary is here with what we can expect today. >>> yes, good morning to you. the main event coming in this afternoon but already ahead of the main event, seeing some scattered showers. falling over parts of the north bay. shifting east. take a look at santa rosa. definitely moderate enough to actually hit the ground. the lighter returns we saw earlier this morning, now becoming heavier over winds ooh, santa rosa, glen ellen. if it's not hitting the ground in your area, it's priming the atmosphere to do so. pittsburg, antioch, clayton, walnut creek. mainly cloudy conditions overhead. now we're looking at rain clouds. the big system will be in time for the second half of your day, including moderate to heavy rain, winds and the possibility of isolated storms. i will break it down for you in a little
for the holidays. ktvu's janine de la vega shows us how parents who can't afford to buy gifts are now getting a chance toshop -- to shop. [ singing ] >> reporter: a festive atmosphere. these volunteers are taking parents into this toy room. some of the parents are unemployment. others are on a tight budget. they waited over night to beamong the first to pick -- be among the first to pick gifts. >> i want her to be happy. i am excited. i feel like a kid in a store. >> reporter: toys were sectioned off for boys boys and girls according to ages. >> it is a luxury and we want to make sure we bring the help -- help bring the joy into the holidays for families to celebrate together. >> reporter: some say their money is tight. >> my daughter wanted a back pack and my son didn't make a list. he just wanted something. didn't care. >> this is fine. >> reporter: she is grateful for these organizations. besides toys she was chosen to pick a bike for her son. >> when christmas comes they will be able to open up something. feels great. >> reporter: they are still short on presents for teens so they would a
involving a baby, a building and a pickup truck. ktvu channel 2 news' janine de la vega has more on this story, janeane? >> reporter: police tell me he was driving drunk and you can see the damage in the front of the that truck. we are told the driver crashed into the apartment complex that you see across the street. the driver was driving eastbound on taylor when he crashed into the apartment complex. half of the truck crashed into the bedroom where a two-year- old girl was sleeping in a crib. he tried to back out and tried to escape and in the meantime the people were frantically searching for their little girl. we are told the girl was taken to the hospital and is expected to be okay. witnesses say the driver tried to drive away but his truck broke down and that's when authorities got to the scene and arrested him. he is eye didn't paid to as joseph austin and he was arrested for driving under the influence. residents here are shaken up, two adults and two children live in that apartment complex but there is a gaping wall there so there is bound to be a lot of clean up there t
they will be right back. >>> ktvu channel 2 morning news janine de la vega is in santa clara where retailers are hoping to boost their bottom line, good morning jeanine. >> reporter: we were just here at kohl's and we just saw the first customers go inside the store and if you take a look at the parking lot, it is still empty. kohl's is advertising a christmas blitz and sale. it is one of many retailers offering deep discounts and some are offering prices from #0 to 70%. they are expecting many to spend more than what is on their cards and holiday sales are a critical indicater of the economy's strengths. it shows sales two months before christmas were the weak test since 2008. it grew when analysts expected it to grow to 4% this year and stores will want to get rid of their unsold inventory. some retailers he are offering more inventory than in the stores plus free shipping. back out here live we will show you how traffic picks up and we will show you customers as they start filtering in. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> now that all the gifts are out from under the tree,
in san jose. police are investigating a fatal stabbing. ktvu janine de la vega is on the scene and tells us what police say they have led up to the violence. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. in the last half hour homicide investigators arrived here on the scene. right now they are on the backside of the building. starting to collect evidence. what we do know is that the stabbing happened while a party was going on at one of the businesses that you see right there. it's called the agency. just after 3:00 this morning police were called to the photography business on oakland road. officers say a party with about 30 minute was going when a fight broke out and a man got somebodied in his stomach. he was rushed to the hospital where he died shortly there after. >> we got several witnesses that are taking the police officer. >> musers says that were sever witness that left the scene while they arrived. one guest told us it was a graduation party. officers say the man who died was in his 30s. his identity is not been released yet. officers when we spoke with them, they wer
miles per hour but witnesses told him, from truck was 70 miles per hour janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> a woman sought help after give being birth on the street. claudine wong has new information about this case which is now an investigation, claudine? >> reporter: we can tell you now this newborn baby boy is in the hospital and at last word he is doing okay but we have also learned what police did in moments after arriving may have saved this baby's life. these are rumors we had heard about the police officers who arrived there. they dame here -- came here from the baby's station when they got a call about a woman asking for help and they had to perform cpr on route to the hospital and again that may have saved this baby's life. this started at 2:00 a.m. this morning and there is a shelter on that street and it belongs to a church and is open 24 hours but they have a locked gate. a woman came to that locked gate. he didn't want to go on camera, but here is what he said happened. >> she was crying. just looked like she was beaten up covered in blood and she said she ju
. back out here live i saw a lot of by one get 1/2 off. wrapping live from santa clara janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> now that all the gifts are out from that christmas tree, people are trying to figure out what to do with the ones that are not quite for them. what some people are doing as they are headed pack. tara let's see if it is a affecting your commute. >>> it's very slippery out there and there is one lane blocked at the moment so definitely be careful if you live near cast tore valley. now we will head out to 880 near the coliseum seem, up next this is where lorraine is and the metering lights are going onment finally at the fab gabe, you -- golden gate bridge, again drive slowly it is slick out there, here is mark. >>> rain showers heavy at times and every few minutes we need to resink the raid tar. right around vallejo, they do link up with heavier rainfall amounts with the possibility of some hail so that could be a factor as we head through the next few hours. notice this one part and out towards the east bay. over the past few minutes out towards san le
they know how to enforce them. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the opening of the new delve slide by pass tunnels on the san mateo coast set to happen in a few months, officials say the completion has pushd from this month to early next year, the delay will allow more time for inspections and testing of electronic systems. this is at least the third delay for the 350 million dollar project. >>> well, the fiscal cliff deadline not having a positive effect on the markets as we take a look at the numbers for you plus video of an aquarium full of sharks bursting at a mall in shanghai. >>> all right, there is a live look at your big board this morning, the dow is down only about 32 points, stocks moving up and down as this fiscal crisis continues, the markets dipped this morning after senate majority leader harry reid said a deal may not be reached, they recovered after the house announced they will reconvene, expect more of that because of that. >>> this morning the labor department reported a better than expected report on the number of jobless claims, 350,000 people filed for first
alert and will let drivers know if there is somebody in eminent danger. reporting live janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> they have agreed to a 1 police dollars settlement in a case involving hundreds of settlements. it is for sudden acceleration and breaking problems. the lawsuits were filed after they were called after recalls and a judge still has to approve that settlement. >>> they are causing concern and drawing complaints from business owners who want more business patrols. earlier, suspected vandals smashed windows on the corner of fruit veil avenue. they also smashed windows on the area of a parked van and now business owners are writing to city leaders for more police protection. it happened near 40 edge hill road near twin peeks. his identity at this hour has not been released. >>> san francisco is still drying out after the most reason round of water. you can see they had to close parts of the southbound lane and we are looking into whether a timeline can happen. >>> sandbags had to be stacked along the mosquito creek after levee failed after the -- levees fai
friday. ktvu janine de la vega has a look at the sketch police hope will lead them to an arrest. janine. >> reporter: pam, th morning police are combing through evidence they found in this mansion. they will not tell us how the homeowner was killed but they did release a sketch of the suspect. he is described as white or latino between 23-24 years old. he's around six feet tall and described as being skinny with black hair and dark eyes. this man and several others broke into this home early friday morning. when officers arrived, they found the house was ransacked and the body of 66koomra. his wife was beaten but did not have any serious injuries. he is the former owner of the historic winery. it's unknown if this couple was targeted or if this was a random home invasion robbery. police want anyone who might have information about the victim or if you recognize the man in the police sketch to give police a call. reporting live janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> people on both sides of the same sex marriage issue will be closely watching the supreme court this morning. just about
for this growhouse. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> and to the latest on san francisco muni. it's back up and running after a transformer problem shut down everything for hours. ktvu aalex savidge live at the -- ktvu's alex savidge is live at the van ness station. what do you know? >> reporter: well, right here on market street, i did an interview with the mta spokesperson, he came out here and updated the situation. he says computers who use subway systems can expect a smooth right. all of the issues has been resolved. he tells me all of their trains are running on their regular schedules. let me show you the scene inside the van ness station. all of the trains again moving this morning. there was a shutdown, though, last night. it was about 6:00 when the entire subway system stopped because of a blown transformer at the van ness station. crews had to work throughout the night to fix the problem. and then finally at 1:30 this morning, they had everybody up and running again. with all of the subways out of service. you can imagine it was a major hassle for tens of thousands of commuters.
are looking for the suspects in a deadly home invasion in the south bay. ktvu's janine de la vega is in the north bay where it all happened with more. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning. it does appear that somebody is home here at the mansion where this homicide took place earlier this morning, we saw somebody turning the lights on and off. investigators spent the weekend trying to track down leads in finding this suspect. here's the man police are looking for. he's described as white or latino, between 23 to 24 years old, he's around 6'" -- 6 feet tall and skinny with black hair and dark eyes. investigators say that man and several others broke into this multi-million dollar home. when officers arrived, they found the house was ransackened and the body of a man. his wife was beaten. he's the owner of the historic mountain winery. he also owned -- owned western cell cue lar. it's unknown if they were targeted or if this was a random home of-invasion robbery. home-invasion robbery. police want anyone who might have information about the victim or if anyone recognizes
in the downtown area after two recent attacks. ktvu's janine de la vega is in palo alto to tell us why police think these incidents may be connected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. police say these incidents happened around the same time in the morning, in the same geographical location here in the downtown corridor around the suspect description is somewhat similar. people we spoke to heard about the incidents and say they are trying to be more aware of their surroundings. this first incident happened on sunday, after 1:00 in the morning on homer avenue. a woman was walking and listening to music with headphones on and she was jumped from behind and pushed to the ground by a man. he tried to take her purse. when she resisted, she was punched in the face six to eight times. the man ran away and then a woman in her 70s sleeping in front of a vacant business was opened up by a man reaching in her pocket. when she pushed her away, the man hit her in the face and he ran away. a woman realizes that she may look like a vulnerable target. >> in my case, the cane could come in handy. i guess i feel
. police report a jump in burglaries over the past month. ktvu's janine de la vega is in morgan hill and you've been talking to neighbors. what do they say? >> reporter: well, they are telling me that they have heard about all of these burglaries in the area. the news is spreading fast belong the people who live here in this green leaf neighborhood near 101. you can see the person who owns this home actually chained their dear lawn -- their deer lawn ornament to the tree since it wouldn't be stolen. there's been 23 burglaries here. eight homes have been broken into during the day. they are taking electronics, jewelry. officers say those thieves are smashing windows and grabbing what they can. people we spoke to this morning are troubled by the news. >> it's very concerning because, you know, you feel that you might be in a safe neighborhood and especially when you have children that are in the neighborhood. you know, cars and christmastime and how this might affect, you know, people that we know and love in our neighborhood. >> reporter: we found these two cars with the engines runni
granddaughter. ktvu's janine de la vega is in san jose and tells us the red cross is now helping others who were displaced by this fire. janine? >> reporter: yeah, those people are without a hole. up above me, you can see where all of the damage is from -- from the -- from where the fire happened. we're told by residents that the couple who lived there were lock-tie residents. their apartment is destroyed. the fire broke out late saturday night on bridge court par. 73 people were affected by the fire because of the smoke and water damage. the red cross is assisting the other residents who have been displaced. >> we provided blanket, comfort kits, we provided -- later on we provided hotel rooms and gave them a debit card so they could get some food and shelter. >> reporter: yesterday, families caback to the apartments to gather what they could but not everyone has been allowed to return. it could be a couple of mor days but the rid cross -- more days but the red cross tell us they are prepared to help those people. firefighters are looking through the rubble to figure out how this fire started. a
searching for the criminal's blamed for friday's deadly home invasion. ktvu janine de la vega is live with more on who the police are looking for and why there are still a lot of unanswered questions. janine. >> reporter: dave, police worked all weekend and they are following up on leads. they are continuing to do that. they analyzed all the evidence to help them track down a killer. now let's go to a sketch here of the man that police are looking for. he's described as a white or latino man between 23-24 years old. he's around six feet tall and skinny with black hair and dark eyes. investigators say this man and several others broke into this multimillion dollar home when officers arrived they found the house was ransacked and the body of 66-year-old koomra his wife was beaten but did not have any serious injuries. he is reportedly the former owner of the historic mountain winery. he also owned western cellular. so back out here live police want to make sure if you have any information about the victim or this man in the sketch who is being described as the suspect to please give pol
news in san jose. the investigation of a homicide. ktvu janine de la vega is there with the latest details of what happened and where. janine. >> reporter: we are here on oakland road at a business park. the homicide unit is in route. they quarantined off this area where you see the agency. that is a photography business where the man was fatally stabbed. police say they received a 911 call around 3:00 this morning a man had been stabbed at that business called the agency. they arrived and found a group of people at the scene who say they were having a party when a fight happened. >> we do know it was some type of argument. what it's about we still don't know. we have several witnesses we're talking to and none of the suspects have been identified at this point. >> reporter: some witnesses left the scene before police arrived. we know the man was stabbed in his stomach. he was rushed to the hospital where he died soon after. now it's unknown if the stabbing occurred inside that business or outside in the parking lot. the police tell us they haven't started gathering evidence just y
hydrant. ktvu channel 2 reporter janine de la vega is live on sandhill road with a look at the flooding and how traffic is being affected. good morning, janine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. well, actual iy, this intersection at sandhill and el camino just opened up about tree minutes ago -- three minutes ago. work crews were trying to work quickly to get this cleaned up because this road is used to get on 280. this whole area was flooded for the past five hours because a hydrant was shooting water into the air. here is a look at this guiser. officers say just before 1:00 a.m., the driver lost control and hit the fire hydrant and kept driving. police caught up with him and arrested him for suspected dui. it took several hours for public work crews to shut off the water because they had a hard time getting to the valve. >> at first, the guiser was about 50 feet high. it was a constant stream of water. it flooded the roadways where we stopped traffic going westbound and we had to block off eastbound traffic as well so the cars would not hydroplane or anything like that. >> reporter: th
if they plan to come but i haven't heard back. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you, janine. >>> an elderly man is still missing after he was last seen on mare island. the search may resume this morning. 76-year-old fit inmaddingly was last seen last weekend. he was working on his boat. his personal items were there but he was not. >> it's gonna be rough coming down here and he's not here. it will be a big change. >>> 7:32. a $10,000 reward is offered for information leading to an arrest in a fatal oakland shooting in broad daylight near jack london square. on saturday afternoon, michael taylor was shot on third street near franklin. homicide detectives say they don't know of a motive and there's no word yet of a suspect. >>> one of two teenaged girls fatally shot in oakland will be laid to arrest -- arrest. a funeral for rachel will be held at the church this morning. services for her best friend, 16-year-old bobbi sartane were held over the weekend. both were found near brookdale park early in the morning november 25th. they had been shot several
. this is san jose's 45th homicide of the year. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> let's go to sal, see what's happening on the roads. i know you are keeping an eye on the toll plaza. >> that's right. it's not a big delay. first weekday of the week where we've had light conditvery happ to see that getting into san francisco. the wet weather has not reached the toll plaza but it certainly has reached parts of the north bay. rosemary will be here in a moment to elaborate on that. 237, westbound, looks like some sun there and traffic light. when you see this light traffic, you know we're having a lighter than usual day. in the south bay, we don't have a lot of slow traffic, just some traffic approaching the mckee road turnoff. let's go to rosemary. >>> good morning. gearing up for a wet holiday weekend ahead. ten minutes until the official sunrise. a mix of clouds out there and a few peaks of sunshine. we're looking at rain continuing to shot. all the way down into san francisco. this eventually will hit the ground and it should happen toon. the
to have an update later. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> police are looking for a young man who stabbed a 74-year- old man in downtown gilroy near lewis and monterey streets near the gilroy public library. police say the victim was stabbed in the torso but is expected to survive. his attacker is white, in his 20s with blond hair wearing dirty, tan-colored clothing. >>> police investigating bullying at an amendmentary school apparently made girl think about suicide. the parents found a suicide note m her bedroom. they claim two boys had been harassing their daughter with lewd comments. the parents called vallejo police and an investigation has begun. >>> san francisco city college may have a new financial crisis. >>> lorraine blanco is live with new information on what may be threatening funding for the school. >> reporter: we talked with veteran. and the college needs to enroll 34,000 students to keep the funding. last year, the school enrolled 32,600 students and it was put on probation. administrators expect to fall thousands short this school year. it's the second year in
where children were sleeping. ktvu's janine de la vega is in san jose and spoke to the children's father. good morning, janine. >> reporter: the father told me his family has not slept much but any are breathing a sigh of relief. their little girl was just brought home from the hospital. this is after a truck ran off the road. you can see where the tire marks are here and it ran off the road and plowed down a fence there and smashed into a bedroom. police say the driver of the truck traveling eastbound on taylor veered into oncoming traffic and crashed into an apartment at the villa apartments on 23rd street. now, here's a look at the damage inside. the truck crashed into a room where an 8-year-old boy was sleeping and then a room where a 2-year-old girl was screaming. >> my baby's mother has a lot of scars because of the glass. but fortunately, my baby was no hit with no glass or anything. so she doesn't have any really physical damage but she did hit the dresser really hard. >> reporter: this is 2-year-old nalia. she didn't have a scratch on her and is doing okay. police say the driver
. reporting live from campbell, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> oakland police are investigating an usual fire overnight that started in a stolen truck and then spread to a business. coming up at 7:30, lorraine blanco has reaction from the owner of the business, plus information on the damage from the fire. >>> 7:03. in less than two hours, at 8:45, this morning, president obama will announce a white house effort against gun violence. the president is putting vice president joe biden in charge of it. now, when the president flew to newtown, connecticut after the school shooting, he promised he would do what he could to keep it from happening again. now, ktvu will carry the president's announcement live right here on channel 2 so stay tuned. again, that's scheduled for 8:45 this morning. >>> it happening right now in washington, california senator bar bau broxer has called a news conference. this -- barbara boxer has called a news conference. she will be talking about new legislation she will be introducing to toughen security at schools. we're watching it live.
, and with the rain, without having any rain here it looks like we're getting quite a break. janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> also happening right now, thousands of nurses in the bay area are walking off the job. close to 5,000 nurses at nine bay area hospitals plan to hold a one-day strike. nurses say they are striking over striking levels, health benefits and sake days. >>> also, something very nice is happening at lefty o'doul's bar and restaurant in san francisco. it's holding its annual christmas eve toy drive. this is new video in from this morning and the collections going on. a number of people out there, and drop can drop off toys and take pictures with santa and see the giants' world series trophy. and if you can't make it there, they will take your donation there. they hope to collect 15,000 toys. >>> and glide memorial church is just starting to serve it's christmas eve breakfast and prime rib is on the lunch menu. the house of prime rib denated a on it of prime -- donated a ton of prime rib for the lunch. >>> today is the last day of st. anthony's foundation curbside drive. t
campbell janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> in overnight news oakland police are searching for the person who abandoned a stolen truck that caught fire causing a nearby building to also go up in flames. that happened just after midnight on claire street and railroad avenue. a security guard was taken to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation but no one else was hurt. the fire did cause substantial damage to the building and burned a tree nearby as well. >>> 5:02. happening right now bundle up. i'm telling you right now. we have freezing temperatures all over the bay area. especially in the north bay. ktvu tara moriarty is in petaluma trying to stay warm. so what does it feel like out there? >> reporter: it feels like it's freezing, dave. very, very cold out here. freeze warning in effect for most parts of the north bay between 24 and 30 degrees. we're here at a car dealership in petaluma where there is ice here on this windshield. it's tough to get off. definitely make sure you have your ice scrapers handy. calistoga and livermore two of the coldest spots. we caugh
today as well as tomorrow, janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> and they are begging for toy donations and we have up to 1,000 kids who still need toys. a lot of people need help. are you still tracking that fire in san francisco? >> that's right, it is a two- alarm fire and this fire was reported first about an hour and a half ago. fire crews arrived on the scene and one thing we do know is that the muni line, the streetcar is blocked because of fire equipment and they have a bus bridge set up in this area. if you take the observe then view, you might be delayed this morning. let's look at the commute on the east shore freeway. it is crowded as you head to the toll plaza. northbound 280 looks good getting to the west valley. let's go to mark. >>> livermore, last hour is 29 right now warming to 30 degrees and san jose as janine de la vega mentioned, we are currently in the upper 30s and here is the latest on storm tracker 2, some showers to the north and forecast shows skies will be dry out there today, we do have a chance of a few north bay showers. as far as winds,
-- forgotten about. so the toy giveaway lasts until tomorrow all day, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> happening right now, blizzard warnings from colorado to wisconsin and bad storms are also possible in the south. some ports of iowa and wisconsin could get as much as a half foot of snow. now the weather may cause delays at airports and that could cause a triple affect. now they are expected to feel the affects and it could backup flights all over the country chicago is the united hub for the airlines. midway is for southwest airlines and passengers expect delays up to two hours for any flights to o'hare and a lot of flights are waving their fees for rebooking flights. >> it sounds like it will be really busy right before the holidays. let's check in our commute, how is the bay bridge toll plaza doing? >>> well, we are hoping for a light day today. we will know as the traffic gets to the toll plaza and gets on to the bridge. i think we will have a little bit of a back up. this traffic looks good approaching the downtown area and to king street. we are keeping an eye on your
flooding. reporting live, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> they are still underway at san francisco national airport and right now there are no delays to report but that was not the case yesterday when passengers saw delays from one to two hours. if you are headed there, give yourself some extra time and 1 to 200,000 passengers are expected today. you can head to our website for more information just look for hot topics. >>> and it has reopened in san mateo county. that roadway was closed due to roxanne a downed -- rocks and a downed power line. fremont is also backup but was closed because of flooding caused by clogged storm drains. >>> snow is still covering many roads in the mountains. you are taking a live look at interstate 880 in theee era. -- in the sierra. more snow as rosemary orozco is expected to talk about but only light snow showers are expected this morning. >>> and take a look in reno nevada yesterday. several were reported and was at a complete standstill. drivers are being asked to leave themselves extra time especially if they are headed to the mountains.
janine de la vega ktvu channel 2 news. >>> crowds will flock to downtown san francisco for new years celebrations and bay area transit agencies are gearing up for the large numbers. coming up at 5:45 what bart is doing to insure people have no excuse to drink and drive 37 >>> san francisco muni riders won't have to pay a cent to get a ride today. the agency is offering free rides to celebrate 100 years in service. passengers can ride buses and light rails all without paying. muni did plan to charge 5 cents which was the price riders paid a century ago. so they are free and those rides will last through 5:00 a.m. tomorrow. >> got to love free. >>> time now 5:37. let's go to tara. she is in for sal. how is it looking? >> everything is looking great so far so good for your friday morning. as we take a live look outside we request take a look at the roadways and show you what we're talking about here. this is highway 4 through the bay point pittsburgh area. those headlights there westbound as you make the drive toward concord. up next a look at the bay bridge span. you can see cars are f
closing time last night. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose to tell us if the restaurants are expected to be open today. >> reporter: firefighters told us they think the restaurants should be able to open but they are unsure just how much water damage is in there from them extinguishing the fire. these restaurants are in a strip mall in the evergreen area just before 9:30 last night. people inside started noticing smoke inside. both restaurants were evacuated and firefighters arrived but it took them awhile to find the fire because the actual flames were in a crawl space in the attic of the strip mall. >> that is the only way to put a fire out is put a water on it. the crawl space being unsupported is hard to access and very dangerous. >> reporter: at one point the fire escalated to three alarms. it took them 40 minutes to knock it down. fire officials say it helped the building had sprinklers inside that helped it from spreading. they think the cause may be electrical because again the fire broke out near the electrical signs that you see actually out there in front of there. it was i
. ktvu janine de la vega is in palo alto to tell us the very latest on what police are saying about a suspect. janine. >> reporter: i spoke to a woman who worked nearby and knew about the attacks she said she feels uneasy because she works an early morning shift. that sand the same time the attacks happened. now the first incident happened in the 200 block of homer avenue just past 1:00 in the morning. a woman in her 30s was walking and listening to music with head phones on. when she resisted the -- 15 minutes later a woman in her 70s sleeping in an alcove was woken up by a man reaching in her pockets. officers say when she pushed him he hit her in the face, head, and chest repeatedly. woman who worked in the area say they are trying to stay aware when they are walking. >> i think you have to be really aware of your surroundings you know. they say that people get mugged. they are kind of daydreaming. i think you really have to watch your surroundings. not that i could overpower somebody. i think you really have to be careful and see what is around you. >> reporter: the twoics accid
night. ktvu janine de la vega is in san jose to tell us about a newly discovered problem at some neighboring businesses. janine. >> reporter: well, pam, there is no fire damage on the outside of this building with the fire happened at panda express. but the electricity is out in the entire building. where you see right now it's supposed to be open at 6:00 a.m. but the employees are sitting inside there with candles on. they are waiting for help. this fire erupted before 9:30 last night. when the restaurants on san filipe road they were full of customers. firefighters arrived and had them evacuated. they located the origin of the fire which was at a crawl space between the attic and exterior electrical sign. firefighters managed to get it knocked down in 40 minutes. firefighters are investigating the cause of the fire but they have a hunch. >> we do think it may be related to the electrical and then there are large expeer your signs -- exterior signs that name restaurants and buildings. there is a lot of electricity running through those. it could have smoldered in the wood work f
in san jose. ktvu's janine de la vega has been there since 4:30 this morning talking to people who say they know the dangers in the area. janine? >> reporter: well, dave this intersection quinnby road, the traffic is picking up. there are a lot of pedestrians in the area at that time when this happened. police say around 5:45 last night a man was crossing the intersection struck him and -- and was struck. his identify city not being released until his next of skin notified. police are looking for anyone who saw anything. police say it's disappointing that the driver acted so callous. >> it's sad that we have to -- you know, you have to obey the laws when you cross the street. obey the laws. >> reporter: we don't know if. victim was jaywalking or -- we don't know if the victim was jaywalking or was on the sidewalk. the speed limit on the road here is 40 miles an hour. we're waiting for a call back from police to see if they can tell us how fast the suspect vehicle was going. reporting live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 7:05. well, the chp will give us new de
reporter janine de la vega will have a live report coming up at 5:30. >>> thousands of people are expected to head to san francisco for the annual new years eve fire works spectacular. the free show will start at midnight and last about 15 minutes. 250,000 people are expected to attend. officials are encouraging you to take public transportation. police will also be out in full force looking for people who are intoxicated in public. as people ring in the new year highway patrol officers will be cracking on drunk drivers as well. all available chp officers will be on duty tonight and tomorrow night. bay area police departments will be out in force. so far this year dui related deaths around the area is down. statewide nine deadly collisions were recorded. that is down from 12 from last year. >>> bart is extending its service. trains will run every 20 minutes with service until 3:00 a.m. to prevent overcrowding some streets will skip either montgomery street or downtown embarcadero. >>> muni is also increasing service and offering free rides in san francisco as well. buses and trains will be
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